Carbonear assault case set over

Published on June 24, 2015
Paul Hanlon (left) and Wade Slade are lead into provincial court in Harbour Grace on May 12.
Photo by Nicholas Mercer/The Compass

The lawyer representing a man facing assault and weapons-related charges awaits more evidence from the crown.

Paul Hanlon's case was called at Harbour Grace provincial court Wednesday morning. He's facing two counts of assault with a weapon and one count each for possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes, possession of an unregistered restricted weapon and contravention of firearms storage. All charges stem from an incident May 7 in Carbonear.

Hanlon was not present, but defence lawyer Bob Buckingham appeared by court call and told the judge he was still waiting to receive more evidence.

He also indicated there are some preliminary matters he's hoping to have the crown address. Crown prosecutor Natalie Payne told Judge Jacqueline Brazil her office is looking into those matters.

The case was set over until July 15.

Two other people were arrested May 7 in relation to the same incident - Wade Everett Slade and Tanya Hanlon. Their cases are still before the court.